Great Lakes in Lake County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
LT John Philip Sousa Bandstand
upon which LT John Philip Sousa, USN
directed the Naval Training Center Band
was built from original plans in observance
of the Naval Training Center's
Dedicated by NTC Commander
RADM Roberta Hazard, USN
July 2, 1985
Erected 1985 by Naval Station Great Lakes.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1944.
Location. 42° 18.694′ N, 87° 50.224′ W. Marker is in Great Lakes, Illinois, in Lake County. Marker is on Decatur Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Bandstand is on Ross Field, in the Historic District of Naval Station Great Lakes. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Lakes IL 60088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rededication of Naval Training Center Great Lakes (here, next to this marker); The Great Lakes Football Team (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Building One (about 400 feet away); United States Naval Training StationBuilding Four (about 700 feet away); Original Architectural Design (about 700 feet away); "Brick Row" (about 700 feet away); Women at Great Lakes (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Lakes.
Also see . . .
1. Naval Station Great Lakes. Naval Station website homepage (Submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Museum of the American Sailor. Museum website homepage (Submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Great Lakes Naval Training Station. Encyclopedia of Chicago website entry (Submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. John Philip Sousa. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on June 27, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,296 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.